"A man is a very small thing, and the night is very large and full of wonders." -Lord Dunzany

A bit of Plane Spotting

I had 15 minutes at my disposal today. Enough to do a little bit of Plane Spotting. This is a Dash 8 belonging to Widerøe (Wideroe) an airline company under the SAS group. This specific plane has the call-sign LN-WIF and is named after the county Nord-Trøndelag.

But passenger traffic is not the only function of the airport. An ambulance plane arrives almost every day to evacuate patients from the local hospital to the university hospital in Tromsø (Tromsoe) Northern-Norway. A vital service that cannot be replaced any other way, neither by ambulance nor helicopter due to the extreme weather. But a new bridge project and the immensely huge ego of a handful politicians is now threatening to close the airport…

Dash 8 thundering down the Runway 19 - Narvik Airport

De Havilland Canada DHC-8-103 Dash 8 thundering down the Runway 19 - Narvik Airport - with a cloud of snow whirled up by the two powerful engines of 1,800 shp each

Take off from Narvik - in the background an iron ore carrier waiting to get to port

Take off from Narvik - in the background an iron ore carrier waiting to get to port

LN-WIF taking off from Narvik Airport (NVK / ENNK)

LN-WIF taking off from Narvik Airport (NVK / ENNK)

Wheels up and turning up against the wind bound for Bodø airport

Wheels up and turning up against the wind bound for Bodø airport

And soon the Dash is just a dash on the evening sky

And soon the Dash is just a dash on the evening sky

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